Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Members and their guests
The Bellerive Country Club has moved twice, and came to occupy its present site in 1956, when Robert Trent Jones was brought in to design the course; his son Rees not long ago oversaw renovation of the greens, bunkers, irrigation and drainage. The range of tee positions allows the player to choose a range of experiences from pleasant to exhausting. Among the challenges are a dense rough, strategic water hazards and big greens that make two putts tough. As a result, few golfers get very close to their respective handicaps. Some of the holes are set in a valley, and others on high ground at the edge of the property. Bellerive has attracted such tournaments as the US Open in 1965, the PGA Championship in 1992 and the US Senior Open in 2004, in many of which the par 4s play long and the 6th hole is pivotal.